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Old 03-27-2014, 12:53 PM
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Exclamation Hydrogen Peroxide Harmful to Teeth and Gums

I was using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash in place of Listerine, but they say that it is harmful to the teeth and gum tissue...http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/hyd...-harmful-teeth
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I have used it for years. I will just wait a bit maybe they will change their minds.
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I know what you mean Doug, LOL! I thought if it killed the bacteria, it had to be good to use.
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I believe the article.

I use H2O2 to rinse only whenever I see blood on the floss. I use to have a lemon tree. It had so many lemons that I could make a lot of lemonade, and use lemons in cooking. My dentist noticed that it was affecting my teeth, and recommended that I slow down. Enamel is not easy to recover.

For my teeth and gum health, including whitening, I use baking soda and coconut oil to brush. Then I don't even use a mouth wash. Otherwise I use the NOW brand Xylitol toothpaste.
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Hi All,

I have used hydrogen peroxide, for several decades at night, as a toothpaste, so your linked article, K2C, certainly caught me eye. However, the "over-the-counter" hydrogen peroxide that is normally purchased is only 3% hydrogen peroxide. Note these quotes from the article:

"Taking into account that over-the-counter hydrogen peroxide concentrations can be as high as the formulas used by dentists in bleaching sessions (20-30%) and the growing popularity of hydrogen peroxide as an alternative therapy, the danger of potential long-term teeth damage by using high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide as a casual mouthwash are unknown, underestimated and largely under-discussed."

And, "Odontoblasts, are directly damaged or show a significant decrease in their metabolic activity as a result of the bleaching sessions using 35% hydrogen peroxide gel."

And, "The authors tested 35% and 20% concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and report that the 35% hydrogen peroxide diffused faster into the pulp chamber than the 20% hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel.

"It is speculated that lower concentrations of hydrogen peroxide may have significantly less toxic effects on dental pulp cells..."

Frankly, at 3%, I'm just not concerned [although it never hurts to examine different viewpoints]. I do believe the article was specifically cautioning against the [much more highly concentrated] teeth whitening concentrations, even though it did mention using it daily as a "mouthwash."

Thanks for posting, K2C,

David
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Thanks for pointing that out David, I was thinking of the regular strength 3%.
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You are most welcome, K2C. ( : > )
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